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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies. Including Bells On
Sunday from St Sepulchre, Holborn Viaduct.


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies.

: News

: Sunday Papers

: The Living World

(Repeateo from yesterday 5.00pm)

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Alison Hilliard. Editor David Coomes
Including at


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Unknown: Alison Hilliard.
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Jill Dando

talks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of Spurgeon's Child Care. 0 Donations to
[address removed]
0 Credit Cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Morning Service

from St John 's Methodist Church, Llandudno, conducted by Rev Keith
Garner. Readings: Acts 19, vv 1-19; Luke 24, vv 13-35. Hymns The Day of Resurrection; All Ye that Seek the Lord Who Died; I Serve a Risen Saviour; I Know that My Redeemer Lives; I Hear Thy Welcome Voice.


Unknown: St John
Conducted By: Rev Keith

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Vanessa Whitburn


Director: Vanessa Whitburn

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones . Are you happy with the magazines you read? Are your hobbies and interests properly served by the range available, or are there too many sex surveys and boring interviews with the same people? News Stand is interested in your views. Producer lain Croft
0 Write with comments, favourable or not, enclosing relevant articles to News Stand, Room 4065, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones

: Pick of the Week

with Simon Brett. producer Rosemary Hart


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Desert Island Discs

The world leader of the Salvation Army, General Eva Burrows , talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: Eva Burrows
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Members and friends of Writtle College, Essex, put their questions to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Sue Phillips. Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Classic Serial

My Son, My Son First in a five-part dramatisation of Howard Spring's saga of two families whose destinies seem inextricably entwined. The story begins in 1882 ... Starring Ronald Pickup as William Essex .
Dramatised by Stan Barstow Director Kay Patrick


Unknown: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: William Essex
Dramatised By: Stan Barstow
Director: Kay Patrick
Essex as a child: James Higgins
Essexa boy: David Holt
Dermot: Stuart Organ
MrsO'Riorden: Eva Stuart
MrO'Riorden: Sean Barrett
Mr Moscrop: John Baddeley
Eustace Oliver: John Fleming
Sheila: Sandra James-Young
Ackroyd: David Thorpe
Nelie: Alison Reid
flynn: Ronald Herdman
Summerway: Jonathan Adams
Little boy: Rhys Watson

: Sweat and Inspiration

Five engineering feats from the 19th century.
1: The Lighthouse
Civil engineer Dr Mark Raiss tells the extraordinary story of the construction of Robert Stevenson 's Bell Rock lighthouse, 12 miles off the coast of Scotland.
Other parts played by Philip Anthony , John Baddeley , John Fleming and James Telfer Compiled and written by Martin Worth
Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Dr Mark Raiss
Unknown: Robert Stevenson
Unknown: Bell Rock
Played By: Philip Anthony
Played By: John Baddeley
Played By: John Fleming
Played By: James Telfer
Written By: Martin Worth
Producer: Mark Savage
Robert Stevenson: Bill Paterson
John Rennie: Paul Gregory

: Analysis

The Commanding Heights?
David Walker asks: what powers and accountability do secretaries of state and other ministers retain?


Unknown: David Walker

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
Publisher of the year and quoted on the Stock Exchange,
Dorling Kindersley has made its mark with lavishly illustrated information books. Jill Burridge assesses its impact on the publishing world. producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Dorling Kindersley
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Producer: Jill Burridge

: A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Last of six programmes in which Martyn Wiley and Ian McMillan follow in the footsteps of Johnson and Boswell.
The heroes go to the Mull Little Theatre, and to Iona.


Unknown: Martyn Wiley
Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae chairs the final of a quiz to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Poetry Library in London. Producers Julian Wilkinson and Susan Roberts


Unknown: Simon Rae
Producers: Julian Wilkinson
Producers: Susan Roberts

: The Village

Simmi finally meets up with her blind date.

: Wilko's Spain

3: Madrid
Tony Wilkinson spends a week with the Madrid section of 0 Pais, Spain's campaigning socialist newspaper. A right-wing party has won power on the city council for the first time and "undesirables" are being swept from the streets. In the suburbs, gipsies are being blamed for a wave of drug dealing. An independent production by Tony Wilkinson


Production By: Tony Wilkinson

: In Business

In the last of the series,
Peter Day reports from the USA on the impact of the communications explosion.


Unknown: Peter Day

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde investigates the extraordinary life of Robert Louis Stevenson.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson.

: The Prospect of Hanging

Ex-miner Syd Demley , Britain's last surviving hangman, now lives in quiet retirement in Mansfield.
Martyn Wiley talks to him about his former part-time job, and reflects on the English fascination with hanging. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Syd Demley
Talks: Martyn Wiley
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Reading Aloud

The Attack on the Dams by J E Morpurgo.
On the 50th anniversary of the "Dambusters" raid, Francis Matthews reads from the biography of Barnes Wallis , inventor of the bouncing bombs. Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Francis Matthews
Unknown: Barnes Wallis
Producer: David Benedictus

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.

: News

: Ten Years in Conflict

Sally Magnusson traces the story of the decade of conflict between church and state in Scotland which culminated in the Disruption of 1843. Producer Johnston McKay


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Johnston McKay

: hi Committee

with Michael Fairbairn. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Michael Fairbairn.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Seeds of Faith

Singing the Faith
4: The King or the Kingdom? Ian Bradley concludes his exploration of the meaning of hymns by looking at the starkly contrasting messages in contemporary Christian songs.
Producer Clair Jaquiss


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Producer: Clair Jaquiss

: News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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